Dr. L. Bradford Courtney
Dr. L.Bradford Courtney, age 77, died peacefully Friday morning, January 11, 2013 at his home, overlooking the Great Pee Dee River. Born in the Couchton Community of Aiken he was predeceased by his parents Clarence Cosmo and Willie Burckhalter Courtney.
Dr. Courtney was a graduate of Aiken High School, University of South Carolina and a 1961 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a beloved pediatrician and cared for generations of children at Conway Pediatrics for over 48 years. He was a member of Kingston Presbyterian Church. Dr. Courtney served in the United States Navy as a Lt. Commander during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Courtney was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Carolyn Nelson Fortson Courtney; brothers, Clarence Courtney, Jr., Gordon Courtney, Leslie Courtney; and a sister, Martha Courtney Woodruff.
The love of family was the focus of his life, and he is survived by his wife, Lynda Taylor Courtney; two sons, Brad (Kimberly) Courtney, Press (Jennifer) Courtney; six daughters, Mary Caroline (Wallace) Vaught, Alys (Ed) Lawson, Gwen (Pat) Webster, Cyndi (Darren) Smith, Jessica (Craig) Sasser, Lauren (Lad) Hunter; and best friend, Franklin (Delbra) Hicks; grandchildren, Bradford, Blake, Carolyn and Mary Wallis Vaught; Kate and Paul Lawson; Rick and Anna Foxworth, Max and Rachel Webster; Ford and Glenn Courtney; West, Sarah and Jordan Pressley Courtney; Marshall and John Henry Sasser; Sophia Smith; great-grandchildren, Wade, Erich and Millie Vaught; father-in-law, Robert Moore Taylor; and a brother, William O'Neil (Yvonne) Courtney of Aiken.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 6pm Sunday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday at Kingston Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rhett Talbert officiating. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Mausoleum. The family requests that memorials be sent to Kingston Presbyterian Church Youth Fund, 800 Third Avenue, Conway, SC 29526 or to the Conway Medical Center Foundation - Courtney Family Endowment, PO Box 829, Conway, SC 29528.
Published in The Sun News on Jan. 13, 2013